Brits brace for incoming ‘snowbomb’ – with areas due to have white Christmas revealed

Hopes of a White Christmas have not been totally dashed, with a ‘snowbomb’ reportedly heading our way before New Year. Forecasters say temperatures are soon set to plunge

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UK Weather: Met Office forecast frost and drizzle

Brits have been told to brace themselves for a so-called ‘snowbomb’ – but it isn’t expected to hit until December 27.

With hopes of a White Christmas not totally dashed, the UK will be plunged into freezing temperatures in the run up to New Year.

The Met Office say snow could be possible for some parts of Britain on December 25, while much of the country is likely to see very cold but bright weather.

The snow flurry is expected to arrive from next Monday, reportedly being brought to the country by the impending Storm Carrie.

Meteorologist Annie Shuttleworth says it could even start to arrive a little earlier and there’s still a good chance some will see snow on Saturday.

Temperatures in parts of the UK could drop as low as -6C on Christmas



Bookmaker Coral said that odds for a White Christmas have been slashed for all major UK cities.

Edinburgh is the most likely, they say, with Newcastle just behind.

The Met Office forecaster said: “We could see some snow showers over the hills in northern parts of the UK – it’s probably the most likely place to see any snow.

“You couldn’t rule out some sleety snow further south than that, but there’s a really big question mark on it.”

The cold is coming – and the ice will soon follow


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WXCharts has predicted that snow could descend on Scotland from as early as midnight on Christmas Eve into the big day itself.

But for the rest, the bulk of the snow will fall two days after Christmas.

According to Ventusky weather charts, up to one centimetre of snow could be seen to fall inside just one hour.

Before, it will get much colder – with the mercury set to drop to -1C from Tuesday.

Some could see snow on Christmas Day – but others must wait for December 27



It could dive to -5C for parts of Scotland on Christmas Day.

It will be bitterly cold for much of the country this week with temperatures close to zero but most, the experts say, won’t see snow next weekend.

A Met Office spokesman said: “In general, cloud amounts will tend to reduce with time, with a corresponding increase in the risk of overnight fog and frost, which may be slow to clear by day in some areas.

“Towards the middle of the period, there is an increasing chance of more unsettled and windier weather affecting the UK, with rain, and perhaps snow, possible for some places.

“Temperatures will generally be near to below normal, perhaps rather cold in the south, feeling chilly where any fog persists, and locally mild in the north and northwest.”

Sunday’s foggy and murky weather will clear for a cloudy but brighter Monday.

It will start to feel colder everywhere from Tuesday, with sub-zero night-time temperatures possible.

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